Erin Williams

Producer

Erin Williams joined WMUK as a producer with Arts & More, after spending a year with St. Louis Public Radio. She served as their inaugural Fellow, and produced stories on race, diversity, and culture. Her background also includes time spent as a producer with WPFW-FM in Washington, and as an editorial aide and staff writer focused on arts and culture at The Washington Post. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Telecommunication and Film, and interned at Alabama Public Radio.

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Peter Sagal
8:05 am
Wed March 12, 2014

WSW: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me Host Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal at Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me Recording in Elkhart, Indiana
Credit NPR

WestSouthwest with Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal says whatever he's doing, he wishes he was doing something else.

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Arts & More
2:44 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Percussionist Pedrito Martinez Makes His Own Beat To Present Day Success

Martinez (center) is the name behind the Pedrito Martinez Group. The group will perform March 13 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Credit Petra Richterova

Musician Pedrito Martinez was born and raised in Cuba, but it wasn't until he left home 16 years ago was he able to cultivate what would become his musical foundation.

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Arts & More
2:38 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Wait Wait Host Peter Sagal Strives To Be "Funny...But Profound"

Get out your newspapers, read your favorite blogs, and turn up those news breaks a little higher – Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s popular news quiz show, is coming to Kalamazoo’s Miller Auditorium on March 20.

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Arts & More
4:50 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Animal From Binder Park Zoo Creates Paintings

Ellie the tortoise gets started creating her masterpiece. Her feet are dipped in non-toxip paint, and she is allowed to roam across the canvas.
Erin Williams

What's got four legs, a hard shell, and an affinity for bright colors?

It's Ellie, a two-year old tortoise who lives at the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek. She's quite the painter.

That's right - painter.

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Arts & More
11:49 am
Fri February 28, 2014

After Funding Cuts, Art Hop Still Plans To Keep The Party Going

Lotsa LIttle Things is an art gallery and co-op located on Westnedge Avenue. Proprietor Mary Heynig is a strong supporter of Art Hop, and participates every month.
Erin Williams

Quick - it's 5:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month - what are your plans for the night?

Maybe you're going to have a casual dinner with friends, or catch up on a few errands, or settle in with a good book - but if you are within the Kalamazoo region, there's a strong change you'll be lured out to make an appearance at Art Hop, the monthly showcase where local galleries and business open welcome in the community for a few snacks, great conversation, and, of course, to buy some art.

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